How to prevent nail polish bubbling: 6 simple tips

Nail Polish

Recently, I was wondering why these bubbles appear when we apply nail polish or when it dries. Surprisingly, most of the time nail polish has last thing to do with it, most of the times it’s our own fault. So there is little point in looking into your nail polish, and trying to eliminate them from the bottle.

Why nail polish bubbles

Nail Polish Bubbles

Most common reasons:

  • When you shake the nail polish
  • When your nails are dirty, have oil, cream, or other moisture on them
  • When you apply thick coats too fast
Clean Nails

Keep your nails clean

Not widely accepted reasons:

  • Hot, humid or windy space
  • Old, dried nail polish
  • Air got in to the bottle by keeping the lid open

6 simple tips on how to avoid nail bubbling.

Roll nail polish

Roll bottle, don’t shake it

Best 3 tips that most certainly help you prevent nail polish bubbling:

  • As we all know, we have to prepare nails for nail polish, or simply put clean them – remove all the dirt and moisture from your nails, which can be cream or oil leftovers. Wash your hands with soapy warm water and dry the nails properly. Extra tip: use white vinegar or nail polish remover to remove any oily residue.
  • Do you remember what do you do with the bottle before applying? Shaking? Well, this is totally wrong. Turn the bottle upside down and scroll it between palms. Only then, bubbles inside the bottle will blend well.
  • Let the first layer dry or apply thin coats. Both ways are good and you can choose depending on how much time you have for nail polishing.
Applying nail polish

Let the first layer dry or apply thin coats.

Extra 3 tips that will help you prevent nail polish bubbling:

  • Don’t use very old nail polish. If it’s your favorite old time one that you must have, test it before starting to apply.
  • A cool, dry place might work for you. Big fans, high temperature can mix things up, but it’s more of extreme measures, if you are really desperate in getting rid of those bubbles.
  • Use a base coat. But, even you did everything right and yet bubbles still appear; maybe nail polish and base coat simply do not match. Try to using nail polish and base coat from the same brand.
Base and Top Coats

Base and Top Coats

Always remember that the recipe for perfect manicure is healthy nails. Simple rules: use only disinfected manicure tools, moisturize both hands and nails, do not forget about homemade spa procedures, and voila it is done!

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How to avoid fakes?

You have to now what you are paying for
Today I want to talk about clones. Not the good once, the once that actually could harm your health. As I always said in pursuit of beauty, remain cool headed. Beauty industry in total and nail-industry particular develops very fast: innovations followed by next innovations. Sure, it brings a lot of advantages and opportunities, as well as different sorts of disadvantages and “buts”.  Quite logically, those industry leaders went far ahead of their competitors.
Probably, the last ones try hard to reach main-streamers in this race, sometimes using unfair methods.
This simply affects us- consumers.
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Length and shape of the nails- how to find the right one?

For a long time length and shape of the nails was symbolizing owners’ social status.  Thus, Chinese royalty had nails about 13 centimeters long, emphasizing the fact of doing nothing by hands, meaning they had servants or slaves.  Eventually awkward traditions came to Europe as well.  Inhabitants of Versailles castle had only one long nail on their pinky, due to etiquette, people were not allowed to knock on the door, and you had to scratch it, to get inside chambers those times.

In England in the beginning of XIX century, latest trend was to have almond shaped nails with pointy ends. And in the middle of XX century, when artificial nails became possible all the women around the world dreamed of having incredibly long nails. But, as we know fashion never stays on one place for too longs, in 80th we had to make them a little shorter, and as for 90th, well, we could say we were bare nails.

As for today, we are free to choose nail shape and length, that feet our individuality. It is not that much of importance, if those are short or long, quadruped or almond shaped, main thins is to be in harmony with whole total image of us.
So, how to actually find a right length and shape, and don’t miss it?

Firstly, find out how strong is your nail plate? If you have brittle and easy breaking nails, don’t go far beyond your finger tips.

Next thing to keep in mind, your job or hobbies; if you do a lot of typing at work or at your spare time you love to be in the garden ,planting flowers- your nails have to be short as well, constant pressure will definitely damage them.

Third thing to notice, if you have thin fingers you can allow yourself having short manicure, on the other hand if you have short and fat fingers go with longer nails. Don’t forget the nail bed, long nail bed could add some length even to short nails, and oppositely if you have short nail bed, try growing long nails.

Nails totally depend on hands shape too.  Quadrupled nails will only go with long fingers; pointy nails do well with fancy, long, almost transparent fingers. Almond shape is universal one; it goes almost with every hand.

Your nails health also effects shape and length. This and brittle nails could be quadruple or should repeat the nail bed form. Almond shape is suitable for strong nails.

How to shape your nails:

Common rules:

Always hold your nail file slightly angled, it prevents brittleness.  On the side of your nail, leave at least 2 mm of it, let it grow, even it grows a little out, It will prevent crackles and jags.

Always use high-quality manicure tools, always disinfect them before, even if you are the only one who uses them. And finally, you have to switch from emery boards to a proper glass nail file, which will help you to maintain your nails in good shape and health.Never ever forget about nail and cuticle oil after filing your nails always apply it on.

Love it or Hate it- Top Manicure Trends for S/S 12

You probably think that it’s too early think of hot and sunny days, well because we are not done with winter yet, but as the say “Repair your cart in December; in July your sledge remember”
I am no fashion blogger, but we can’t miss the nail art trends for coming spring and summer season, as they seen at last Fashion shows and Fashion weeks.
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DIY manicure, common mistakes and how to avoid them?

A lot of women make some mistakes while taking care of their nails, which leads to unpleasant consequences.

All of us want the same; that our nails and hands would look healthy and great, well sometimes results are disappointing.  Let’s revise some most common mistakes, which we should avoid if we want our hands to be perfect.
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